diminished capacity


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diminished capacity

(dĭ-mĭn′ĭsht)
n.
A reduced capacity, caused by mental illness, intoxication, or some other cause, that prevented a person accused of an illegal act from formulating the full intent necessary for the most serious offense with which he or she is charged. Also called diminished responsibility.
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The report also found that 94% of the BDs had a formal process to internally report concerns regarding diminished capacity and/or elder financial abuse, while 81% indicated they had a decision-maker responsible for reporting concerns to agencies or authorities outside of the firm.
"Given that diminished capacity greatly impairs one's ability to make financial decisions, its detection is critical to protecting older clients from financial harm," Kemnitz said.
"What I recommend is that before there are any signs, have all clients complete a diminished capacity letter," which Florian said is "basically a permission form to call certain people if you [the advisor] see anything wrong.
The seminar will feature a unique format to facilitate an in-depth discussion of the practical and ethical dilemmas faced by lawyers when representing a client who appears to have diminished capacity. Each member of the audience will be provided with an interactive electronic device to respond in real time to various questions and scenarios through a multi-media display.
Yet, while it would be right to dismiss the ranting of hysterics, scaremongers and propagandists of all shades, ignoring warnings from the IMF, the World Bank, and the Bank of England, which have issued dire warnings that Brexit will lead to recession, an increase in unemployment, weakened sterling and a diminished capacity for growth, is extremely foolhardy.
But further efforts may be required if the person supplies inaccurate answers or shows diminished capacity.
"If you don't allow diminished capacity, but you do allow someone to show that they didn't have the ability to form the criminal intent, aren't you inherently saying that they have diminished capacity?"
The researchers in fact found an epigenetic biomarker that can help distinguish iPSCs that have a diminished capacity for differentiation.
Sage, a support group for older people, said the act "will have particular relevance ance for people with intellectual disabilities, older people with diminished capacity or dementia and people whose capacity has been affected by traumatic injury".
"Diminished capacity in the social care sector and the increasing risk of provider failure - apart from having a serious negative effect on citizens - will impact greatly on the efficiency of the health sector.
In its 4-1 decision in the case of Latonia Congress, the court said it was reconciling different aspects of how Vermont law has used ''diminished capacity'' evidence in homicide prosecutions.
"Importantly, immune memory remained intact for most subjects, despite evidence elsewhere that the infant immune system has a diminished capacity to mount a robust response to the primary vaccination series," the authors reported.